Crossrail have confirmed that they have awarded two of the main tunnelling contracts for the Line. The contracts in question are C300, which covers the western running tunnels between Royal Oak and Farringdon, and C305, which covers the eastern running tunnel sections of Limmo Peninsula to Farringdon, Limmo Peninsula to Victoria Dock and Stepney Green to Pudding Mill Lane. C300 has been awarded to a Joint Venture of BAM Nuttall Ltd, Ferrovial Agroman (UK) Ltd and Kier Construction Ltd. C305 has ...
A number of 1962-stock units were retained as Rail Treatment Trains on the Central Line after the fleet was withdrawn from service. The video below shows one out-and-about at Theydon Bois yesterday. The originally silver unit now has a more LU corporate look to it. Thanks to MA (or rather his partner) for the video.
Crossrail have issued a tender notice for the line’s Rolling Stock, depot and maintenance facilities. Published in the OJEU today, the notice covers the provision of rolling stock for the line, as well as on-board signalling installation, ongoing maintenance and the creation of the new Crossrail depot at Old Oak Common. A basic Rolling Stock concept image, issued by Crossrail alongside today’s tender announcement. Some details about the rolling stock and service patterns can be ...
Apropos of nothing other than perhaps the fact that its Friday, below is footage shot on the last day of Central Line service between Epping and Ongar back in 1994 (with 3-car 1960 stock running). Via and thanks to Dave Hill at the Guardian.
Cellular News are reporting that TfL are nearing an agreement with all four major mobile phone networks to bring mobile coverage to certain areas of the Underground. Reportedly, the deal would see phone coverage brought to both the Jubilee and Central Lines ahead of the Olympics and is likely to be signed within the next couple of weeks. Interestingly, it appears that despite much talk in recent years over possible new technologies for bringing phone coverage to the Tube, the actual method being ...
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond revealed details today of a number of rail projects for which news had been missing since the Spending Review. Most notable in the announcement was confirmation that Thameslink will indeed be completed in full as currently scoped, albeit with a slightly elongated delivery plan. The project will now be scheduled to complete in 2019 (by which point, cynics may point out, the originally titled “Thameslink 2000” project will only be a mere 19 years ...
A public exhibition, which shows various images of the new Crossrail Stations on the central section of the line, has now opened at The Building Centre in London. The Exhibition is open until the 8th of December, and is worth a look for those finding themselves in the area. There is no entry charge. For those unable to make the trip, I’ve catalogued the images on display onto the following posts: Crossrail Designs: Tottenham Court RoadCrossrail Designs: Bond StreetCrossrail Designs: ...
Design Team: Scot Wilson / Weston Williamson / Gillespies The station largely sits under Eastbourne Terrace and Departures Road and the design is intended to be open and “pedestrian friendly.”
Design Team: WSP / John McAslan & Partners Bond Street will have two ticket halls and, as can be seen, a colonade effect. Enigmatically, according to the design factsheets, it will also have “technology walls” although what precisely these actually are is not divulged.
Design Team: Arup Atkins / Hawkins Brown Some of these we’ve seen before. The Western Ticket Hall (on Dean Street) is apparently intended to represent an obvious focal point when coming out of Soho, through the use of open spaces and lighting. The design also looks to make a decent public space at the foot of Centre Point. Interestingly, it appears that the internal fit-out of the two ticket halls the station contains will be slightly different visually – the eastern will carry white ...
Design Team: Scott Wilson / Aedas / Burns & Nice According to the design team: The design approach has sought to celebrate the industries and crafts that have defined Farringdon over the years, from the ironmongers of Aldersgate in the east, to the jewellers of Hatton Garden I will leave readers to decide whether they appear to have achieved this. Whatever the design, Farringdon will represent a major transport hub once Crossrail is completed, sitting on both a major East/West transport ...
Design team: Mott Macdonald / Wilkinson Eyre / Urban Initiatives The diagram below, taken from our post last year, gives an idea of the spread of the new Liverpool Street Crossrail Station. The images below that are those released today.
Design Team: Arup Atkins, Allies & Morrison Interestingly, Custom House is the only Crossrail Station on the central section that’ll have surface-level platforms.
Design Team: Canary Wharf Group / Arup / Foster & Partners / Adamsons Associates / Gillespies As the first image (which is one of my favourite of this round of Crossrail images) clearly shows, the Canary Wharf Crossrail design is intended to suggest a docked ship. The station will comprise a station box with an oversite development, complete with roof garden.
Design Team: Hyder, BDP One of the major features of the Whitechapel design is the “station bridge” this was visible in our earlier Whitechapel post as well, the images from which I have also included here. Access to the station will be via a single entrance within the (remodelled) current entrance, and the walkway is intended to act as a new pedestrian route between Whitechapel High Street and the communities to the north.
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